Oral 19: Jaya Muehlman – Effects of wind-generated underwater noise on southern right whale group dynamics

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Faculty mentor: Jon Seger

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether underwater noise affects the grouping behavior of southern right whale mother/calf pairs. Results indicate a significant relationship between an increase in underwater noise due to wind speed and an increase in the number of whales joining groups. This study gives insight into individual whale behavior, their strategies for survival, and response to environments where noise makes communication difficult.

Watch my research presentation below.
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Questions or comments? Contact me at: hj.muehlman@gmail.com

View my Presentation Slides HERE

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